Parents guide to self regulation

Parent’s Guide to Self-Regulation

By Dr. Amber Thornton

Discover tools and techniques for managing emotions, reactions, and behavior in this friendly, evidence-based book designed especially to help and support struggling, overstressed parents.


As the millennial generation moves into their parenting years, posting on social media about milestones, memories, and good times is almost second nature. Families can seem “perfect,” and some parenting methods are heralded as “the best.” However, behind closed doors, many parents and caregivers struggle greatly no matter what method or combination of parenting methods they use. There are points where it seems like you’ve tried everything. Maybe it even feels hopeless. That’s where A Parent’s Guide to Self-Regulation comes in.


This book will demystify the concepts of dysregulation and parental self-regulation, and will normalize prioritizing these skills for parents, before bringing the concepts into parenting children. With this book’s step-by-step framework, you will learn how to mitigate tough parenting moments, develop self-regulatory skills, and read real accounts from other parents. From addressing societal myths about dysregulated parenthood to tips on re-parenting yourself for better regulation and everything in-between, this book will serve as both a friendly companion and a source of solid, evidence-based advice.


A Parent’s Guide to Self-Regulation is written by Dr. Amber Thornton, a clinical psychologist and mother of two, who knows what it feels like to struggle with dysregulation and self-regulation as a parent.

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Dr. Amber Thornton

Dr. Amber Thornton

Dr. Amber Thornton is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and strong advocate for the mental health and well-being of parents. Dr. Amber loves writing and creating content online that will speak to the everyday struggles of motherhood and parenthood.


Dr. Amber holds a B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. She’s an Ohio native who has made Washington, DC her home since 2018. She loves spending time with her husband and two children.


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Released: June 2024
Price: $17.95

ISBN-10: 1646046684
ISBN-13: 9781646046683

5.5 x 8.5
160 pages

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